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Theocratic Governance is Not Humanly Formed.

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), May 25, 2021 at 17:50

One might muse over the idea that the governance of human religious endeavors in mutual respect and tolerance, dependent upon how one sees their own participation in the supernatural scheme of things, but there is the caveat: it is not the reason for the creation of humanity. Before turning this into an argument and continued debate for the supremacy of one religion over another, that is not the point here; at least not this time. Still, one must, in spite of the Marxist and other secularistic attempts to eliminate religious affirmations in deference to the innate sensitivities of mere mortals to the one aspect common to all humanity that all must concede, when drawing last breath, what happens next and how is that received? How does mortality frame the intellectual residue that even nihilists cannot fully resolve: what lingers?
Theocratic governance is not new; indeed, it is the oldest form of governance after the failure of self will on an individual basis that considers how to live in community when individuality is deemed terminal.
It is said; no man (or woman) is an island. Even further, ancients are told of the premise that an isolated man was given an helpmate; thus there are the females of the species. Human rule without governance ended in tragedy, after which the transition to governance began and that transformation is happening still. Who thought of that? And in response to that, how did mystery Babylon get formed from Babel?
Which religion that is seen today as a modern form of its ancient beginning is the premier expression of homage to the unseen spirits that all religions seek after; and how do they require their own special observances? To the point of setting up theocracies for the multiple variations around the earth, which of them can claim the basic premise of Who the original Creator is? As is well known, or understood, there can be only One Creator; and Who is that?
To Dr. Pipes' point, Israel is not, at this time, a theocracy; but it once was, before King Shaul.
Will they return to one? That is what their ancients say, but as their own Holy Writ, the Tanakh says, it will be hard in coming when that time approaches. In the meantime, others will try; however there is a terrible price to pay and other contenders for the Jewish Temple Mount are on track to make that payment.
The other theocracies, well, they will not be able to compete.

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